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Wills, Cammarota Named to All-Region First Team

December 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Tim Wills and Ryan Cammarota
Both Tim Wills (left) and Ryan Cammarota (right) were repeat selections to the All-Region Team.

NSCAA All-North Region Team

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Another chapter has been written in the storied careers of two Carleton College men’s soccer players—seniors Tim Wills (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic) and Ryan Cammarota (Neenah, Wis.)—as the dynamic duo was named to the All-North Region First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA).

Carleton and Luther College (Iowa) were the only programs to place more than one player on the region’s 11-player first team.

Wills—the Knights’ all time leader in goals scored (35), assists (33) and points (103)—is an all-region selection for the third time. He was tabbed to the second squad in 2009 and was a third-team pick in 2010. This past season, Wills paced Carleton in points for the fourth consecutive campaign, tallying 10 goals and six assists this season. His goal total tied for third in the conference, and he tied for sixth in assists.

Cammarota’s playmaking ability landed him on the all-region squad for the second straight year after being a second-team selection in 2010. He paced the Knights with eight assists and put away three goals. Cammarota was always a triple threat, one of the most elusive dribblers in the MIAC, along with having great vision and a good shot. He figured in five game-winning goals this season and 20 such scores over his career. He earned Academic All-District honors earlier in the fall.

The pair tallied at least one point in 15 of Carleton’s 20 matches this season, with four of the others being shutouts.

After starting just 2-3-1, Carleton went 9-1-1 over the next month-plus to capture at least a share of the Knights’ fourth MIAC title in the last five seasons. In the conference tournament, Carleton defeated No. 17 Gustavus 1-0 before falling to rival St. Olaf College in the finals.